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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a new contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

The system of borrowed voice (i.e., playback singing) for actors started sometime in 1934 and playback singing was firmly in place in the Hindi film industry by the end of 1940. However, in the 40s, there were some prominent actor-singers Like K L Saigal, Noor Jahan, Suraiya, Shanta Apte, Kanan Devi etc. who continued to sing for themselves. Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Talat Mehmood, Sulkashana Pandit etc who started as playback singers also sang for themselves whenever they acted in some films. GM Durrani who started his filmy career as an actor in the 30s switched over to playback singing and he became one of the most sought after male playback singer in 1940s. All these actor-singers/singer-actors had good voices and therefore one would normally expect them to sing for themselves while acting in films. However, there are cases where a few of such artists had to borrow voices of other playback singers.

The first name that comes to my mind is that of Kishore Kumar. He had the distinction of borrowing voices of the maximum playback singers – Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, S D Batish, Amanat Ali and even Asha Bhosle. I find that there were 17 songs in which Kishore Kumar lip synced in the voices of other playback singer as per our blog. The reasons could be that the story situations and the genre of the songs demanded the borrowed voices. Also, he may have refused to record the songs in his own voice due to some issues with producers/directors/music directors which made the music directors to rely on voices of other playback singers for him.

G M Durrani, one of the most successful playback singers of the 40s, had to face stiff competition from Mohammed Rafi in the 50s and thereafter. Interestingly, Mohammed Rafi regarded him as his idol in playback singing. How did Durrani take it when he had to lip sync in the voice of Mohammed Rafi for the song unke khayaal aaye to aate chale gaye in ‘Laal Patthar’ (1971), is anybody’s guess. The reason could be that the distributor probably wanted a popular playback singer while Durrani, by that time, was a spent force. One can vouch for that fact that Durrani’s voice in 1971 was as good as in the 40s and 50s if one goes by the way he sang a song ‘neend hamaari khwaab tumhaare’ for the TV programme ‘Mortal Men Immortal Melodies in 1982.

Then, there is a case of actor-singer Sulakshana Pandit. Despite her good voice, she had to lip sync in Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle’s voices. For example, in a song ‘man chaahi ladki kahin koi mil jaaye’ from the film ‘Waqt Ki Deewar’ (1981), Asha Bhosle sang for her. Considering the situation for the picturisation of the song, probably, it was music director’s call to use Asha Bhosle’s voice. But what about mujhe pyaar mein khat kisi ne likha hai from ‘Hera Pheri’ (1976). I can not visualise the reason as to why Sulakshana Pandit could not have sung this song on herself. There may be some more such instances for Sulakshana Pandit in her actng career.

It was a surprise for me, when I came to know just a few days back that Amirbai Karnataki, the Kannada Kokila as she was known in Karnataka, had faced a situation when she was required to lip sync in Sudha Malhotra’s voice for the song ‘kahaan nahi Ram hai’ from the film PAWAN PUTRA HANUMAN (1957). The song is written by Saraswati Kumar Deepak and is set to music by Chitragupta. Apart from Amirbai Karnataki, the other actor in the role of Hanuman is S N Tripathi. Incidentally, Chitragupta assisted S N Tripathi before he got independent assignment as music director in 1946.

I have no idea why music director Chitragupta did not use Amirbai Karnataki’s voice for this song when she had sung quite a few songs of this genre in the past. This is not to undermine the voice of Sudha Malhotra who has rendered this song beautifully.

Video

Song-Kaliyon mein Raam mera kiranon mein Raam hai (Pawan Putra Hanuman)(1957) Singer-Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

pooja jap tap main nahin jaanoon
main nahin jaanoon aarti
kya karoon ??
main japoon prabhu ka naam??

kaliyon mein Raam mera
kiranon mein Raam hai
kaliyon mein Raam mera
kiranon mein Raam hai
dharti gagan mein mere
prabhu ji ka dhaam hai
kahaan nahin Raam hai
kaliyon mein Raam mera
kiranon mein Raam hai
dharti gagan mein mere
prabhu ji ka dhaam hai
kahaan nahin Raam hai

prabhu teri roop chhaaya
prabhu teri chaandni
leharon ki veena mein hai
jagdish(?) ki raagini
prabhu teri roop chhaaya
prabhu teri chaandni
leharon ki veena mein hai
jagdish(?) ki raagini
kahaan nahin likha mere
raghuwar ka naam hai
kahaan nahin likha mere
raghuwar ka naam hai
dharti gagan mein mere
parbhu ji ka dhaam hai
kahaan nahin Raam hai

wahi phool phool mein hai
wahi paat paat mein
rehta hai Raam mera
sab hi ke saans mein
wahi phool phool mein hai
wahi paat paat mein
rehta hai Raam mera
sab hi ke saans mein
mera rom rom jisko
karta pranaam hai
mera rom rom jisko
karta pranaam hai
dharti gagan mein mere
prabhu ji ka dhaam hai
kahaan nahin Raam hai

wo chaahe to ek ghadi mein
chaal pawan ki ruk gayi
wo chaahe to pal bhar mein hi
unchaa parwat jhuk jaaye
uski daya se patthar mein bhi
phool rangeela khil jaaye
wo chaahe to path bhoole ko
raah mukti ki mil jaaye
uski daya se banta
sab hi ka kaam hai
uski daya se banta
sab hi ka kaam hai
dharti gagan mein mere
prabhu ji ka dhaam hai ae
kahaan nahin Raam hai
kahaan nahin Raam hai ae
kahaan nahin Raam hai
kahaan nahin Raam hai
kahaan nahin Raam hai
kahaan nahin Raam hai

Raam Raam Raam
jai jai Raam Raam Raam
Raam Raam Raam
jai jai Raam Raam Raam
Raam Raam Raam
jai jai Raam Raam Raam
Raam Raam Raam
jai jai Raam Raam Raam

Ra….aam
Ra….aam
Ra……aaaam


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Fabulous Foot Tappers – 6
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Goodness, more than 5 months since the last post in this series.  Starting in April, it was keeping a slow but regular pace till July, and then. . .

Anyways, back to one of my favorite genres – songs with a wonderful melody and a foot tapping beat that simply makes them irresistible hummers. One listens, and the mind simply wants to continue humming them, over and over again.  There are many such songs, and practically all of them are popular and well known. The thing that I am trying with this series is to locate the unfamiliar and less heard gems of this category, which have remained anonymous, mostly for the reason that they are from films that either did not get released, or films that remained obscure and unheard of themselves.
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“Husn Baanoo”(1956) was produced by H L Khanna and directed by Akkoo. This movie had Mahipal, Hiralal, Shakeela, Leela Gupte, Tun Tun, Habib etc in it.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Genius of Jaidev – 29
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At last, “Mere DHIRaj ka badla SuDHIR-ji ne de hi diya.”

For quite a long time I was ignorant about this song except its mention in HFGK. Sudhirji, not only searched out the song for me, but also posted it on ‘YouTube’ to save my labour. I am going to thank him further, when as per his promise, he is going to colour-code the lyrics.
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“Naata” (1955) was a Madhubala Pvt Ltd Production movie. It was directed by D N Madhok. The movie had Abhi Bhattacharya, Madhubala, Chanchal, Vijayalaxmi, Kanhaiyalal, Heeralal, Gope etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 8
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[NOTE:  This is the transcript of the news bulletin that was broadcast at 9 PM on Friday evening on ASAD-Vaani.  This transcript forms Part 1 of the report on the Atulites Gangout that was organized in Bombay on Friday, the 14th of August, 2015. Part 2 of this report follows this news bulletin.]

 

This is ASAD-Vaani.
The News at 9, read by Yours-Truly.

First, the headlines :-

  • The second plenary Atulite gangout of the Mumbai chapter, was successfully and funfully accomplished at Versova earlier in the day today.
  • Heavy rains reported in Nagpur, all modes of transport underwater.
  • The American online search giant, Google Inc., announces major changes to its customer policies
  • The Public Services department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported success in locating media material
  • The Department of Census of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India, reports major population shifts in Chhatisgarh state

And now the news in detail.  Please note that this bulletin will be followed by the regular program ‘Natter Chatter’, with a detailed report from our Delhi correspondent on the Atulite gangout session in Mumbai.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is perhaps the first ever song of S D Batish that I am discussing here. Not that I avoided his songs or his songs were not good enough for me, but may be all his popular songs were already discussed here by others and I just did not get any of his songs for my purpose. It is purely a coincidence. Actually, I have lot of respect for S D Batish, who did a marvellous job of promoting Indian Music in UK and USA. He is one of the rare people who left the film world, but continued serving the Music by turning a corner in his life.
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“Rangeen Raaten”(1956) was produced and directed by Kidar Sharma. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Geeta Bali, Mala Sinha, Chand Usmani, Rohit Tony, Pesi Patel, Nazira, Tuntun etc. in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 1
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I remember a very interesting scene from a film, seen long back on Doordarshan, whose name I am not able to recall right now.  The scene is in a moving train.  I think it is a Kishore Kumar film, but not very sure.  A person is selling ‘barfi’ in the train.  (‘Barfi’ is an Indian sweet made from milk and sugar).  He is carrying a tray full of barfi pieces, and is trying to catch the attention of the travelers, to sell and to earn.  He is not having much success.  He comes in front of Kishore Kumar, and a dialogue ensues.  Kishore asks him why should I buy this barfi from you.  The seller gives some very simple answers like it is good to eat and he needs to earn money.  Kishore tells him he will never be able to make a sale with such kind of answers.  Then he offers to make the sales pitch for him.  He conjures up a funny and interesting jingle about the barfi on the spot, and tries to catch the attention of fellow travellers, singing the jingle he has just created.  Of course he is able to make a lot more sales.  The seller is very impressed, and the two strike a friendship that lasts through the film.
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“Kinaare Kinaare”(1963) is an obscure movie by now. The making of this movie makes for an iteresting reading.
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